Echeveria 'Crispate Beauty'
This succulent is a somatic mutation of Echeveria lilacina that originated in the collection of Gerardus Olsthoorn.
Echeveria 'Crispate Beauty' is a small succulent that forms an elegant rosette of fleshy, heavily frilled, brownish-green leaves hidden by white waxy powder. The rosette slowly grows to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Flowers are coral-pink with petal tips also friled and appear in clusters on leafy, arching stalks in summer.
How to Grow and Care for Echeveria 'Crispate Beauty'
Light: E. 'Crispate Beauty' prefers full sun to partial shade. If you are moving your plant outside in the spring, do it gradually. The intense afternoon sun can cause sunburn. During the winter, when your E. 'Crispate Beauty' is inside, put it near the brightest window in your home. It will stretch if it does not have enough sunlight.
Soil: This succulent needs a potting soil mix that drains quickly. Many growers will create their own mix. However, commercial succulent potting mixes will work fine.
Temperature: This plant is a tender succulent, which means it must be brought indoors for the winter to survive. E. 'Crispate Beauty' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: Provide moderate amounts of water from spring to fall. The "soak and dry" method is the preferred schedule for watering E. 'Crispate Beauty'. If you have saucers under the pots, make sure after a short time to empty the water. Water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling during the winter months.
Fertilizing: E. 'Crispate Beauty' grows well without fertilizer but may benefit from the extra nutrients. Use a slow-release fertilizer in spring or a liquid fertilizer diluted 2 to 4 times more than usual and used less often than recommended.
Repotting: Repot the plant only as needed during spring or early summer when it is actively growing. To repot your E. 'Crispate Beauty', ensure the soil is dry before repotting.
Propagation: Like most Echeverias, this succulent is usually propagated from leaves or offsets. Spring is the best time to take leaf cuttings and separate offsets.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echeveria.
Toxicity of Echeveria 'Crispate Beauty'
E. 'Crispate Beauty' has no toxic effects reported. It is safe around pets and humans, although it is not advisable to eat it.
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